What to Expect
Following a review of your medical history and your skin concerns, we will determine whether a Limelight photofacial is the ideal solution for you.
During your treatment, an IPL handpiece will be used to gently heat up the skin. As the light energy passes through the surface of the skin, it has a therapeutic effect on the pigmented and damaged cells and tissue. Along with releasing pigmented cells and reducing blood flow to broken capillaries, the photofacial will also stimulate collagen production, which will gradually smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone.
Patients can expect a mild pinching or stinging sensation during their treatment, however, a gel or cold compress will be used to cool and soothe the skin. The average Limelight treatment takes about an hour to complete but this will depend on the area that needs to be treated. One to three treatments are recommended to achieve optimal results but severely sun damaged skin may require more.
Directly after your treatment, lesions and imperfections will appear darker and your skin will appear slightly red and swollen but this will only last a few hours. Over the course of the next week or two, any darkened spots will flake off and the redness produced by broken capillaries will dissipate.
We will provide you with a specific set of aftercare instructions that should be carefully followed in order to enhance your results and protect your skin from further damage going forward.